Examining Attitudes towards the EU

Date: 24th Jan 2018

Time: 11:00-12:00

Organiser: Europa Research Group

Location: Chrystal Macmillan Building (Room 2.15)


The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Examining Attitudes towards the EU
The Role of Living Conditions in Cities and their Impact on Urban Educated Polish Youth

Adrian Favero
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 24 January 2018
11am to 12pm

Chrystal Macmillan Building
Room 2.15

Work conducted in the field of European studies shows that territorial attachment and utilitarian approaches shape attitudes towards the EU. Using a different unit of analysis than the nation state, this presentation examines these dynamics within urban centres in central Europe. Cities in Poland present interesting cases to explore the construction of attitudes towards the EU. After the fall of communism, urban authorities in Poland became influential actors in shaping local polices and the residents’ social context. Polish cities are increasingly integrated within the framework of the EU and play a central role in promoting economic and cultural attractiveness. Based on a survey of 324 Master’s students in five Polish cities, the presentation assess the relationship between participants’ perceptions of cities’ performance and attitudes towards the EU. The results of diverse nonparametric tests confirm that satisfaction with economic conditions and local place attachment are positively correlated with support for European integration.

Christine Huebner | Discussant
PhD Candidate in Social Policy
The University of Edinburgh

Cleo Davies | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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